Les Rives D’Argentière, Chamonix, France

With much of its terrain above 2000 meters at the foot of the majestic Mont Blanc, Chamonix offers some of the best freeride resorts in the world. From beginner’s slopes to challenging runs, there’s something to suit every experience level. And with an upmarket après-ski scene, it’s long attracted affluent winter sports enthusiasts. If you’re travelling in a group or planning a lengthy stay, it’s important to find the right base for your adventures. Les Rives d’Argentière offers a choice of large chalets, individually designed and sleeping between ten and fifty guests.

Location, Location, Location

Les Rives d’Argentiere occupies a prime spot in this stunning valley, with internationally renowned slopes right on the doorstep. As well as the incredible vistas provided by the imposing mountain, the four chalets sit beside the picturesque fast-flowing River Arve. A range of boutiques, trendy bars and restaurants are a few minute’s walk away, as is the ski lift, famed Les Grands Montets cable car and Plan Joran cable car, taking you to the Argentière glacier.

Geneva airport is just over an hour away via the resort’s private transfer service and if you wish to explore further afield, a 4×4 valley transport service is on hand – the nearby town of Annecy is well worth a visit, as is a trip to a Swiss or Italian spa.

Tailored To Your Needs

These exclusive chalets can be hired individually, by combining two for a larger capacity, or as a complete entity perfect for snowy winter weddings and large-scale corporate ski trips. Opt for a self-catered package if you plan to sample Chamonix’s dining delights on a daily basis or do your own cooking. Self-catering includes daily cleaning, all linen, towels, toiletries, firewood, floral arrangements, a fruit basket and an arrival pack including grocery essentials.

Book a catered package for the ultimate in Alpine pampering. In addition to the benefits enjoyed by guests staying on a self-catering basis, your own private chef will prepare your daytime meals and opulent nightly four-course dining. You’ll also enjoy a supply of unlimited beverages, champagne and canapes on arrival, a hot tub drinks service, breakfast in bed, allocated host and concierge to arrange lift passes, delivery of ski equipment and more.

All guests have access to underground parking, a fitness suite with hammam, home cinema, playrooms, an office suite, ski boot storage spaces, the library, a wine cellar and a selection of video and board games. If you fancy a day off from the slopes, there’s so much to keep you occupied here.

Individual Chalet Features

Whichever chalet you choose, you’ll have a hot tub, cosy fire, private terrace or balcony and heated ski boot warmers. Designed by owners Marc and Catherine Berliet, each of the spaces has its own personality, influenced by their travels.

The Savoyard style Chalet Granit has an open-plan interior, large terrace with dining and sunbathing areas, monsoon showers, space for two cars, five en-suite bedrooms and sleeps 10-12.

Chalet Cristal is a great choice for family groups of up to 13. There’s a total of four bedrooms and a ‘snug’ with a double bed and sink. One of the bedrooms has a mezzanine enabling parents and children to sleep in the same room but in divided spaces. Cristal also has a desk area, three parking spaces and decor inspired by the owners’ time in San Francisco.

Chalet Terre has six bedrooms – three of which have private balconies – sleeping up to 14, views of the pool, a separate dining area, sunken hot tub and African design accents.

Chalet Ardoise offers cosy Alpine ambience, with five bedrooms sleeping up to 12, including a double snug with mezzanine and sunken hot tub on the ample terrace.

Chalet Quartz sleeps 23, combining the spaces of Granit and Cristal via a connecting door in the dining area.

The Hamlet sleeps up to 50 by combining all four chalets, either as separate entities or through a series of connecting doors. It provides exclusive use of the complex, with a large dining area created to accommodate everyone at mealtimes. Or your group can hire three out of four of the residences, tailoring your trip for your numbers.

Bespoke Five-Star Stays

While Chamonix is one of the world’s top spots for winter sports, it’s a delightful place to holiday year-round – and guests visiting Les Rives D’Argentière in the summer months enjoy access to an on-site heated pool. Whether you’re travelling for a seminar, corporate ski trip, family gathering or to hit the slopes and party with friends, you’ll have everything you could wish for in these fantastic five-star chalets.

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